Jacob Trussell

Jacob Trussell is a writer based in New York City. His editorial work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Rue Morgue Magazine, Film School Rejects, and One Perfect Shot. He's also the author of 'The Binge Watcher's Guide to The Twilight Zone' (Riverdale Avenue Books). Available to host your next spooky public access show. Find him on Twitter here: @JE_TRUSSELL (He/Him)
Evil Tv Show

Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Evil’

By Jacob Trussell 

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how crazy this CBS horror show can be, now that it’s streaming on Netflix.

Classic Horror

10 Classic Horror Movies for People Who Think They Hate Classic Horror Movies

By Jacob Trussell 

You do know all your favorite horror movies were inspired by classics like these, right?

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‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Was Will Smith’s Acting School

By Jacob Trussell 

The future superstar cut his teeth with the sitcom’s most famous “very special” episodes.

Jennifer Carpenter Emily Rose

‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ Reinvented the Possession Performance

By Jacob Trussell 

For its 15th anniversary, we look at how Jennifer Carpenter’s factual take on demonic possession subverted every expectation we had from the exorcism subgenre.

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Anthony Perkins Will Always Frighten Us in ‘Psycho’

By Jacob Trussell 

60 years ago, ‘Psycho’ set the gold standard for handsome homicidal maniacs. In this column, Jacob Trussell explores Anthony Perkins’ performance as Norman Bates.

Kane Hodder

Kane Hodder Breathed Life Into Jason Voorhees

By Jacob Trussell 

Hodder was the first actor to make the undead icon from ‘Friday the 13th’ suddenly feel alive.

The Shining

Jack Nicholson Originated the Nicolas Cage Freakout In ‘The Shining’

By Jacob Trussell 

Yes, we know, Stanley Kubrick’s film isn’t like Stephen King’s novel, but we’re just here for Nicholson’s raging Jack Torrance!


When ‘Zoolander’ Lifted Our Spirits Amidst a National Emergency

By Jacob Trussell 

Released just two weeks after 9/11, Ben Stiller’s dopey male model movie made us laugh, even when we thought we couldn’t.


The Ending of ‘The Ring’ Explained

By Jacob Trussell 

The Japanese original and American remake take different paths to reach the same conclusion: little ghost girls are spooky af.